Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
[I have heard many variations of this and so few give credit to Franklin that I’m not certain it is he that deserves it. For example see the following quote from a (now deceased–his gun inventory is available) friend of mine. In any case, this quote is a follow up to yesterdays QOTD.–Joe]
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
Liberty is two wolves attempting to have a sheep for dinner and finding a well-informed, well-armed sheep.
May not have been original from Lance.
He did use it as his signature in email on 10/31/97